I am a Lecturer at Cardiff’s School of Journalism, Media and Culture. My research addresses the issue of digital activism from a theoretical standpoint in relation to crucial questions of culture and identity on one side, and to the development of theoretical frameworks related to media theories of change as mediation, media ecologies, and mediatization on the other. Fluent in three languages, I am internationally recognized as a ‘bridge’ between the Western and the Latin American ‘schools of thought’ in media, communication, and social movement studies.
I am the author of Hybrid Media Activism: Ecologies, Imaginaries, Algorithms (forthcoming in the Routledge Studies in Radical History and Politics: https://goo.gl/HLbA7P) and co-editor of Citizen Media and Practice (forthcoming in the Critical Perspectives on Citizen Media Routledge Series).
My publications include three co-edited special issues “Social Media and Protest Identities” (Information, Communication & Society, 2015), “Latin American Struggles & Digital Media Resistance” (International Journal of Communication, 2015), and “From Global Justice to Occupy and Podemos: Mapping Three Stages of Contemporary Activism” (tripleC, 2017). I also act as Consultant Editor for the forthcoming Routledge Encyclopedia of Citizen Media. I am the cofounder of the “Big Data from the South” Research Network that aims to grasp and interrogate the diverse techno-cultural practices that subvert the dominant narratives of datafication as theorized and narrated by the global north.
Since November 2018, I act as the vice-chair of the ‘Communication and Democracy’ section of ECREA (European Communication Research and Education Association).
Research interests: digital politics, media ecologies, Latin America, anti-austerity protests, and algoritmic resistanceHome page
Monograph - 2018
Monograph - 2018